Training Command
Brigadier General Anthony M. Henderson

Brigadier General Anthony M. Henderson is a native of Washington, D.C. He graduated from Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a B.A. in History 1989 and a Juris Doctorate in Law in 1993.  Brigadier General Henderson was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1989. As an infantry officer, he served in both command and staff positions from platoon to brigade. During his career, Brigadier General Henderson has deployed throughout the world to include Cuba, Mediterranean, Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.

He is a graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School, the Naval War College, the National War College, the Harvard School of Business Executive Education Program, and MIT Seminar XXI Executive Program.

Brigadier General Henderson’s combat experience includes assignment as Executive Officer, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Twenty-nine Palms, California, from which he deployed with the Battalion to Operation Iraqi Freedom participating in major combat operations to destroy Iraqi forces and capture Baghdad, January to September 2003. He once again deployed with the Battalion to Iraq in February to September 2004, executing counterinsurgency, stability and reconstruction operations along the Iraqi Syrian border. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, he assumed command of Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in 2007. The battalion was deployed to Afghanistan from March to October 2008 leading the counter-insurgency effort to regain control in the southern area of Helmand Province.

As a Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel, he served on the Joint Staff, J3, DDRO as a Current Operations Planner for Europe and NATO and Global Force Management from July 2010 to April 2012 followed by an assignment as Special Assistant to Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, until July 2013.  He returned to I MEF in July 2013 and was assigned Assistant Chief of Staff CJ-3/5 Operations and Plans Marine Expeditionary Brigade Afghanistan where he served for 10 months in Afghanistan completing the withdrawal of US Marine and Coalition Forces from Helmand Province and transition to Afghanistan full security. Colonel Henderson assumed command of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2014 and completed the Boxer ARG/13th MEU 7-month WestPac deployment in October 2016 operating in the PACOM, AFRICOM, and CENTCOM AORs.  Following command Colonel Henderson served in Plans, Policy, and Operations Division, Headquarters Marine Corps as Branch Head, Current and Future Operations. Colonel Henderson then served from 2019 to 2020 as the Strategic Advisor and Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy.  From 2020 to 2021 Colonel Henderson was the Director of Plans and Concepts, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, Quantico, Virginia, before his promotion to Brigadier General.


Brigadier General Henderson served as Commanding General, 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Deputy Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force.  He deployed the Brigade embarked on the USS MOUNT WHITNEY to Exercise Baltic Operations 2021.  In the spring of 2022 during Exercise COLD RESPONSE in Norway and the North Atlantic he deployed and embarked the Brigade on the IT GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI while commanding 5000 US and coalition forces embarked on five coalition amphibious ships. His most recent assignment was serving on the Joint Staff, J5 Strategy, Plans and Policy as the Deputy Director, Joint Strategic Planning through May 2024.

On 10 June 2024, Brigadier General Henderson assumed command of Training Command. The command is responsible for providing officer and enlisted entry-level military occupational specialty training, career progression, and career-enhancing training to meet force generation and Fleet Marine Force requirements.

Brigadier General Henderson is married to Sonja, Colonel U.S. Army (retired) and together they have six children.